Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Sonora Review accepts submissions in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from September 1 through May 1. We only accept unpublished work. Typical response time is three to six months. Please submit only once every six months.
Before submitting, please review the detailed submission guidelines on our Web page.
Non-Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 6,000 words. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.
We consider short memoir, personal essays, and other forms of contemporary creative nonfiction. We are fans of tight, thoughtful, gorgeous prose that makes us go ooooh ahhh and perhaps challenge the typical norms of the genre. Does your work bang around between poetry, essay and reportage? Bring it. If your work doesn't seem to fit in easy categories of classification, bring it. We're also fond of traditional essays that ask big questions or that examine the world in a way we may have missed. Bring your keen eye, your startling details and your unique voice. Stun us.